“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move” – Robert Louis Stevenson
Do you get stressed as well feeling how much you want to travel. There are so incredible different places to go to. How to even begin to narrow it down enough to make any sort of concrete plans. I visited about 98 countries outside of my birthplace up to now, though I suppose if you count layovers and such I have been to 105 countries, but the last I think doesn’t count at all.
I’ve hit up the Northern States of Africa, some of them twice. I basically lived in France, Russia, Japan, Greece, Hong Kong, Switzerland…. seems I’m quite getting around. I spent some time in the US and Canada as well. How many layovers I had on my trips I can’t even remember.
On the other hand I often met people who have no ambition to travel at all. They don’t even want to go cross country let alone across an ocean. I’ve never understood that, how can someone be that way?
Lately my travelling has mostly been all over Asia and Australia but at the same time I’ve always wanted to traverse all other parts of the earth, parts of Africa, South America, Russia, India,…you name it. There are some reason why I couldn’t manage to go to certain areas up to now. Honestly I’d jump on a flight to literally any of this countries if you handed me a ticket.
Today I started daydreaming and it got pretty bad I’m just now looking desperately at my bank account, looking at the calendar, starting to look for flights and accommodation. I’m just eager to leave the country for any period of time to somewhere. I know how to budget, how to save. I can get by on very little (just looking at first class flights, five star hotels, resorts ..…) - daydreaming!
But apart from the joke the only richness I’m looking for is the richness of travel, of experiencing cultures, of living a different life in a different place. That’s all I’m asking.
I’ve looked around me, and all I know is that I need to be elsewhere.